Monthly Archives: July 2023

July 25, 2023

Dennis Welch: If I Live to Be 100 (Episode # 434)

Songwriter, recording artist, and author Dennis Welch is a master storyteller. With over 500 songs, two books, and many concerts, Dennis creates a place to find yourself and love. Today, Wurld records released his newest recording project, “If I Live to Be a Hundred.” His previous collection, “What Love Makes Us Do” also produced by Little River Band Guitarist Rich Herring, made the first grammy ballot in five categories.

Privileged to write with some of the great songwriters: Allen Shamblin, Monte Warden, Fletch Wiley, Will Callery, and Lenny Cochrun, Dennis joins Dr. Karen today to talk about creativity, inspiration, calling, God’s blessings, and cautionary tales for executive leaders. Also hear five songs from the new release!

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July 18, 2023

The Denver Nuggets: Teamwork Makes the Dream Work (Episode # 433)

After 47 years, the Denver Nuggets have finally won their first NBA championship! How did they do it? Teamwork makes the dream work. In this episode, Dr. Karen reveals 7 strategies to create a winning team, the top 3 qualities of high performance teams, and how being a decent person off the court or outside of the workplace impacts team success on the job.

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July 11, 2023

Steve McKee: How to Embrace Business Turns as Opportunities (Episode # 432)

Steve McKee is the co-founder of McKee Wallwork, a nationally recognized marketing advisory firm. McKee Wallwork specializes in turnarounds of Stalled, Stuck, and Stale companies. In today’s show Steve unveils the four factors that lead to business failure and the essential ingredients to effectively navigate business turns.

Steve is the author of the groundbreaking book on change management, “TURNS: Where Business is Won and Lost.” His company made the Inc. 500 list of the fastest growing private companies in America and twice won the prestigious Effie Award for marketing effectiveness. Listen today as Dr. Karen explores the results of Steve McKee’s Inc. 500 research project, his personal and business journey, and the implications for executives who choose to be successful today.

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July 4, 2023

The Titanic Revisited: Business Lessons Executives Need to Know (Episode # 431)

What are the lessons we can learn from the disasters of the Titanic and the recent OceanGate Titan submersible? How can an “unsinkable” vessel sink and what contributes to horrific human mistakes? In this episode, Dr. Karen dissects the errors in thinking and action that led to disaster for both vessels. After her detailed analysis, she shares seven business insights for how executives can lead with wisdom today.

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(Episode References: Online article by Douglas Main with contributions from Scott Dutfield on, Live Science Titanic Project, History on the Net,, YouTube news videos with Hollywood Director James Cameron, and Interview of former ABC Science Editor Dr. Michael Guillen by NBC news reporter Gadi Schwartz)